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Sanford Teen 17 Shot In Back and Killed By Homeowner While Running Away
A Sanford, FL homeowner appears to have been justified in shooting a 17-year-old who was trying to burglarize his vehicle early Tuesday, the city’s police chief and a prosecutor said.
Sanford Police Chief Cecil Smith said Adrein Green, 17, was found with a gunshot wound to his back just outside the Garrison Drive home where the teen had been attempting to break into the vehicle.
The homeowner called 911 just after 1 a.m. Tuesday to report someone on his property, which officials said was fenced in and gated. The homeowner told officials his wife woke him up after hearing loud noises in the yard, prompting him to get his 9mm handgun.
The homeowner yelled at the teen while he simultaneously fired two shots at him from his front door. The homeowner said he remained inside his home, except to open the door. The teenager never entered the home and was about 20 feet from the front door, police estimated.